The Eighth Krishna Raj Memorial Lecture: The Golden Rule: a remedy for decadence in global health

By Dr Eric Suba

Industry-sponsored drug trials have often come under public scrutiny for unethical practices. Much less attention has been paid to similar concerns in public health research.

The ethics of international public health research will be discussed at The Eighth Krishna Raj Memorial Lecture.

Dr Eric Suba will speak on cancer screening trials conducted on more than 300,000 women in the slums of Mumbai and villages in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. The trials were funded by the US National Institutes of Health and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr Suba is pathologist and director of clinical laboratories at the Kaiser Permanante Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA and also leads the Viet/American Cervical Cancer Prevention Project, a non-profit organisation. He is currently Visiting Scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA.

The Krishna Raj Memorial Lecture on Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Sciences was instituted by the Anusandhan Trust to honour the intellectual and academic traditions set in place by the visionary editor of the Economic and Political Weekly.

Venue: Sen Kinare Hall, CVTS Building
KEM Hospital, Parel
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016
Time: 2-4 pm

Organised by: CEHAT, MASUM, eSocial Sciences, University of Mumbai, SNDT Women’s University, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, and Forum for Medical Ethics Society.